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Richard Wright Vincent

Richard Wright Vincent’s ashes were spread in the great outdoors he loved. Richard passed away on April 29 in Kirkland, Wash. at the age of 97.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1915 in Lindsay to Earl and Vera (Wright) Vincent.

Richard served eight years in the U.S. Navy, both before and during WWII. He served on the various submarines including the S-18, sub tender USS Holland and assignments in the San Francisco bay area. He also was certified as a Navy hard-hat driver.

After leaving military service, Richard made a career working in the electric utility industry. Starting as a lineman, he advanced to work as an operator at hydroelectric generating stations. During his career, he worked at the Power House 3, Big Creek and Tracy plants in California., Albany Falls in Idaho., and Boundary Dam in Washington.

Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a lifetime Elks Club member. After retirement, Richard traveled extensively. He resided in Tucson and Benson, Ariz. He spent his final years in Bellevue, Wash.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, second wife Marie Sewell, brothers Ken and Clayton and sisters Rita June Vincent and Alma Jean Pardue.

He is survived by his first wife Elizabeth Jane (Griggs) Childers of Silvis, Ill.; brother Alan of Citrus Heights; sons David of Port Byron, Ill.; Douglas of Salem, Ore; Richard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and long time friend Margaret Hagaman of Bellevue, Wash.

 

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